Up on the mountain, Liza, the widow, lives with her daughter, Lilly. Liza's big purpose in life is to secure an education for Lilly and to make a "lady" of her. With this end in view the widow toils every day on her small farm and once a week drives into town to sell her eggs and chickens, Jed Dowling, a big, rough mountaineer about the age of the widow, wants Lilly for his wife. The widow herself wants to marry Jed, but she puts him off until after she has sent Lilly to school. To the mountain comes Walter, who writes poems and stories. He seeks inspiration and finds it in Lilly. Liza later takes him in as a boarder. When he proposes marriage to Lilly the widow sees in him the means of assuring her daughter the life of a "lady," but insists that they be married before going to Walter's home in the big city. Liza now considers herself free to marry Jed. As the young people are going down the mountain, some revenue officers raid a moonshine still. Jed, who is one of the moonshiners, ...
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